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Burman discusses Biden's tax proposal in Vox article

March 19, 2021


Leonard Burman

Leonard Burman

President Joe Biden’s follow-up recovery plan is still taking shape, as are plans to accompany it with taxes. "Taking out the politics, planning a tax bill that would help reduce inequality, make the system work better, raise revenue to slow the rate of growth of the debt, all of those things would make a whole lot of sense," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "But the question is just timing, and it’s always a bad time for a tax increase because it’s hard to get your base excited about raising taxes." Burman was interviewed for the Vox article, "Joe Biden’s tax plan, explained." 

Burman was also interviewed on WHYY for the segment "What’s in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill?"

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